(No, they did not vote on it, they tabled it – see update at bottom)
THE BLAME IS SQUARELY ON THE DEMOCRATS.
They just voted down cut, cap, and balance, which is the one and only piece of legislation in existance to deal with the debt ceiling. These democrats are irresponsible and corrupt. The House of Representatives passed them a responsible plan to deal with the debt ceiling and they VOTED IT DOWN. And Harry Reid is actually proud of it.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Friday criticized Democrats for failing to advance a solution of their own:
“The Democrat-led Senate’s failure to both produce a budget and pass the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011 underscores the Democrats’ irresponsible commitment to the status quo,” Cornyn said. “While the President and Senator Reid refuse to produce a plan to deal with our debt crisis, Republicans will keep working to meet the nation’s fiscal challenges.”
House Speaker John Boehner accused (AND RIGHTFULLY SO) Senate Democrats defying the will of the American people — “who overwhelmingly support real spending cuts, caps on future spending, and a balanced budget to create a better environment for private-sector job growth.”
UPDATE: I think I mis-stated this. It’s even Worse than I thought. Cut, Cap, and Balance was passed by the House of Representatives with some democrat votes. When it got to the Senate, it was TABLED without debate and without a vote and Harry Reid recessed the Senate.
I think, if he really wanted a solution, he could call it up for debate and vote – at the very least. Why won’t he? What is he afraid of?
WHERE IS THE MEDIA DEMANDING THIS BE DONE? THEY ARE USELESS!!
I just saw another democrat misrepresent and lie about this.
Here’s how the president and the democrats are united to sabotage a solution to the debt:
The Senate just voted 51-46 (along party lines) to indefinitely table the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” legislation. The House of Representatives passed the bill on Tuesday, but President Obama pledged to veto it.
Posted: 07.22.11 @ 11:49 a.m. Updated: 07.23.11 @ 12:45 p.m.